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The Monarchy
Brewed at Jopen

Style: Grodziskie/Gose/Lichtenhainer
Köln (Cologne), Germany

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Five beer enthusiasts with a common passion for historic brewing came together to create this distinct Polish beer style in the most authentic way we can think of after the brewery in Grodzisk Wielkopolski closed in 1993. It is brewed by Jopen and Monarchy of Musselland together with the beer writers Ron Pattinson and Evan Rail. We use 100% oak-smoked wheat malt, have the exact same gravity of 7.7 degrees Plato, employed classic Lublin hops and fermented with the original yeast. As the town once and again today belongs to Poland, but in the meantime was part of Prussia, there are two different names for the style: Grodziskie and Grätzer. Our research found that brewers also formerly used willow bark in brewing which we thought was an interesting variation. That is why we are offering two different takes on the style: a classic version bearing the name "Grätzer"and a willow bark version called "Grodziskie".


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (35353) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014

Draught @ 5th Borefts Beer Festival 2013, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

[ As Jopen / The Monarchy Vereinigte Historische Bierfanatiker Grätzer ].
Unclear medium orange yellow color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, pale malt, smoke, light caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, mint - minerals ! smoked, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20130928]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31488) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild smoked. Bitter, light chemical and smooth smoked. Vague sweetness. Medium dry and bitter finish. Persisting mild smoked note.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29528) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw and malt, leading to a bitter finish. The body is light.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21120) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2013. Hazy yellow coloured with a small white head. Smoked aroma of caramel and bread. Fruity flavour of caramel, hay, bread and smoke. Smoked finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (16948) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy weak smoky burnt rubber aroma. Fruity malty spicy smoky flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy smoky finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
17th May 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Paul for another rare style beer. Hazy gold beer, residual white head. Light dry palate with modest carbonation. Dry and sweetish malt with a light floral note. Touch of woody bitterness. Mellow white smoke and whispers of lemon and generic citrus. Bitterish smoky aftertaste. Interesting!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle @ Zentraleuropäischer Wahnsinn tasting. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are smoke, wood, malt, grass and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14045) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival, 2013. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Phenolic smoke and yeast. Some wheat. Sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13676) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle, 4%. Plasticky citric aroma, faint hint of smoke. Cloudy pale yellow colour. Good stable white head. The flavour is nicely smokey, a mild smoke, but good. Rough bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13587) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2013. Clear yellow/golden - white head. Slaty, acid notes, light malty, light tobacco, forrest notes, herbal, sparkling notes. ok.


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